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  • Angel investors' reaction to selloff Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Angel investors' reaction to selloff

    Do market declines impact angel investor decisions? Jason Calacanis, Inside.com founder and CEO, provides perspective on the

  • U.S. startup seeks crowdfunding to produce business jet Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 25- XTI Aircraft, a Denver, Colorado- based aerospace startup firm, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday to raise $50 million to fund the production of the TriFan 600, a six-seat fixed wing jet that can take off and land like a helicopter. The company's leaders include Jeffrey Pino, the former president of Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of...

  • 7 innovative LA start-ups that raised millions Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Los Angeles

    Snapchat may be the best-known Los Angeles-based start-up, but there are many young LA companies that are start-up stars in the making.

  • Unicorn valuations: Fantasy vs. reality Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Unicorn valuations: Fantasy vs. reality

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO, and Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute CEO, discuss valuations among tech startups.

  • This is where Andy Murray invests his cash Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    This is where Andy Murray invests his cash

    Andy Murray just invested in three start-ups on Seedrs. CNBC talks to some of the other people involved.

  • Surveying startup graveyard Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Surveying startup graveyard

    Thirty-four startups that have gone bust so far this year and more are on the verge, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Aug 20- ZocDoc, which helps users book doctor appointments online, said on Thursday it raised $130 million in funding, valuing the U.S. digital healthcare company at $1.8 billion. The funding was led by Baillie Gifford and Atomico, with participation from existing investor Founders Fund. The New York- based startup also helps patients find in-network...

  • Aug 20- U.S. digital health startup Grand Rounds, which connects patients with medical experts mainly for a second opinion, said it had raised $55 million in new capital. The company, whose customers include Comcast Corp, Costco Wholesale Corp and Evernote, said on Thursday it would use the funds to expand its technology, care team and analytics platform.

  • You may never have to deal with luggage again Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:35 AM ET

    One start-up is looking to handle your luggage from your door to the airport without you having to lift a finger.

  • Uber just got up to $100M from India’s Tata Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:18 AM ET
    uber

    Indian business giant Tata is investing up to $100 million in ride hailing app Uber as it plans to develop new products and services in India.

  • Snapchat's new forte? Making $$$ disappear: Report Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:33 PM ET
    People take pictures in front of SnapChat headquarters in Venice Beach, Calif.

    The 3-year-old start-up had a loss of $128 million and generated just $3 million in revenue last year, according to documents obtained by Gawker.

  • A food start-up raised little $$, but makes plenty Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    ZeroCater headquarters in San Francisco.

    Amid a food-delivery boom that's valued Instacart and Blue Apron in the billions, a start-up called ZeroCater is taking a leaner approach.

  • China's Tencent 'Kiks' startup $50M Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    China's Tencent 'Kiks' startup $50M

    Chris Best, Kik co-founder and CTO, discusses how he is making money in the mobile messaging market and the lessons he learned from Chinese technology.

  • Airbnb just made a big bet on China Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:23 AM ET

    Home hire app Airbnb has struck partnerships to expand into China after seeing a boom in users from the world's second-largest economy.

  • Correction: Disney Startups story Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 3:56 PM ET

    GLENDALE, Calif.— In some versions of an Aug. 11 story about Disney's accelerator program, Techstars was incorrectly spelled with a capital' S' in the middle.. GLENDALE, Calif.— If it weren't for someone willing to entertain a new idea, the new "Star Wars" droid, BB-8, wouldn't be rolling into living rooms this holiday season. But in July 2014, the CEO of Lucasfilm-parent...

  • Startup sparks mattress revolution: Casper COO Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Startup sparks mattress revolution: Casper COO

    Neil Parikh, Casper co-founder & COO, talks about the science behind mattresses and his company's novel way in delivering them to consumers.

  • New breed of news for millennials: Mic CEO Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    New breed of news for millennials: Mic CEO

    Chris Altchek, Mic co-founder & CEO, discusses the changing era of news and how his startup is attracting a new generation of news readers. Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media CEO, weighs in.

  • At some point 'unicorns' have to go public: Alan Patricof

    Alan Patricof, Greycroft Partners, discusses startup valuations and why there's likely to be an IPO in their future.

  • Sharing or 'scaring' economy Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 2:42 PM ET
    Sharing or 'scaring' economy

    Do companies like Airbnb and Uber need to do more to prevent the sharing economy from becoming the 'scaring' economy? CNBC's Josh Lipton and Jon Fortt discuss.

  • Startups gone bust Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 12:52 PM ET
    Startups gone bust

    Discussing whether startup valuations are bubbly, with Divya Narendra, SumZero CEO & co-founder.